The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

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Harvard University Press, 1992 - History - 396 pages
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To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, "Fulfillment," as a Postscript. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original principles of the Revolution. This detailed study of the persistence of the nation's ideological origins adds a new dimension to the book and projects its meaning forward into vital current concerns.

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I'm mostly interested into what extent are these ideologies are replicated in today's political spectrum, all in my quest to understand those strange people on the other side of the political divide ... Read full review

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I'm mostly interested into what extent are these ideologies are replicated in today's political spectrum, all in my quest to understand those strange people on the other side of the political divide ... Read full review

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Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor, Emeritus, and Director of the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, includingThe Ideological Origins of the American Revolution(Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes) andThe Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson(National Book Award), both published by Harvard.

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